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Department of Defense MII partnership creates US workforce development tool to teach students about silicon photonics. Integrated photonics has been identified by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) as “a critical technology for both national and economic security.” The DoD further notes that the development of a skilled workforce needed to make integrated photonics commercially...
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Thursday, Feb. 3 9:45am – 5:00pm EST Presented by the State University of New York (SUNY), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) You are invited to take part in this online workshop focusing on the challenges in the education and workforce development pipeline for current and future microelectronics manufacturing and design...
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Voyant Photonics announced that it raised $15.4M in Series A led by UP.Partners with participation of earlier investors LDV Capital and Contour Ventures. Voyant’s LiDAR system, containing thousands of optical components fabricated on a single semiconductor chip, enables its customers to integrate an effective and exponentially more scalable LiDAR system than possible to date. LiDAR is a...
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A new technology company will be establishing its U.S. research and manufacturing headquarters in Rochester. Delta-X Global Corp. is a high technology company with customers in health care, telecommunication and other industries. The company will invest $25 million to purchase and renovate the building at 1964 Lake Ave., in the city, along with a second location...
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Based on micro-ring resonators to reduce the size and power demands of visible spectrum phase modulator. Integrated photonics is a rapidly-evolving industry sector, with infrared spectrum applications including high-speed 5G networks, biosensors on chip, and driverless cars. Researchers are now exploring the visible wavelength range to develop a variety of applications: chip-scale LIDAR, AR/VR/MR goggles,...
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Optimax is looking to the future as it celebrates 30 years of excellence in the optics industry. Optimax is located in Ontario, Wayne County and its products are part of a cutting-edge technology revolution. President Joe Spilman discussed the company’s growth and expertise Wednesday during our Greater Rochester Enterprise Why ROC conversation. “This is an...
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Researchers at University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics for first time distill novel interferometry into a photonic device. By merging two or more sources of light, interferometers create interference patterns that can provide remarkably detailed information about everything they illuminate, from a tiny flaw on a mirror, to the dispersion of pollutants in the atmosphere, to gravitational...
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What is happening at L3 Harris’ Space Airborne Systems in Gates in Rochester, N.Y. is out of this world.  This is one of the only facilities in the world capable of these efforts. What these local workers are doing now is testing and assembling the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope that will help scientists explore space as...
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A Rochester-based collaborative intended to advance the development and production of photonics devices will be funded for another seven years, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday. The American Institute of Manufacturing Photonics will receive $165 million from the Air Force Research Laboratory and $156 million from an array of other sources, including governments, universities, and companies,...
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New round of funding will enable next stage of development for defense applications and other capabilities. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul has announced the American Institute of Manufacturing Photonics (AIM Photonics) has secured a new seven-year cooperative agreement with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York,...
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New York Photonics is a not-for-profit organization founded to promote and enhance the New York State optics, photonics and imaging industry by fostering the cooperation of business, academia and government.

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